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Security Consultant


The EY Global Information Security team is looking for new members helping manage security risk using the latest technologies and inventing new ways to work. If you are seeking a position that allows you to demonstrate your information security skills, experience and ability to solve complex problems, this position is an opportunity to be involved embedding information security in many new projects as a part of EY's new Regional Technology Hub practice that is intended to enable innovation.

The opportunity
Technology is at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. EY NextWave global strategies are powered by multi-cloud capabilities, bringing the latest technical capabilities to EY internal and external clients. In doing so, we are empowering teams to execute locally by globally enabling them with a strong technology core.

Our business has just embarked on an ambitious growth strategy and EY Global Information Security team is looking to hire a resource, based in Paris, France, to support that growth.

The EY Global Information Security team helps clients harness power of emerging technologies and is expanding its global footprint with the opening of this EY Regional Technology Hub. The Hub will align client needs and innovative ideas with existing platforms, capabilities and technology expertise to provide new technology solutions.

Working closely with our client engagement teams in WEM and with our technologists across the world, the EY Regional Technology Hub security consulting practice supports digitally-enabled services that take advantage of leading technologies in concert with EY's broad industry-specific experience and professional services knowledge. This allows clients to fundamentally re-imagine their Digital Practices throughout their business process lifecycles. The EY Regional Technology Hub InfoSec Consulting team helps EY and their clients to improve the efficiency of their business functions through security new tools and capabilities. In addition, you will represent the best of WEM's technology and thinking into our global technology team.

Key responsibilities

This position is a leading role in designing, developing, and accessing all aspects of security for market leading regional and global systems based primarily on Cloud technologies. As a security consultant for EY Regional Technology Hub you will be an individual contributor capable of supporting multiple project teams operating in the latest technologies of Cloud-based, Agile developed systems, using automated deployment from CI/CD pipelines. In other words, it is not just an audit or oversight role, but one that requires detailed participation in the design, implementation, and certification of security controls across solutions. This requires knowledge of various IT system architecture and Cloud technology, as well as supporting technologies such as IAM, network security, Kubernetes, user account management, audit and logging, and other security concepts as outlined in ISO27001/2, OWASP and related regional security standards. Also, the successful candidate should have knowledge of 3rd party security assessments and applicability of SOC1 and SOC2 reports, and concepts of vendor risk management.

Skills and attributes for success

Significant working security experience and knowledge in the design, implementation and operation of security controls in one or more of the following areas:
  • Agile & DevOps Methodologies - Experience as a contributing member of a balanced team within an Agile development or DevOps environment.
  • Application Security - Experience with the design of security controls for multi-tier business solutions including the design of application-level access and entitlement management, data tenancy and isolation, encryption, and logging. Working familiarity with REST API and microservices architecture.
  • Cloud Security -Technical understanding of virtualization, cloud infrastructure, and public cloud offerings and experience designing security configuration and controls within cloud based solutions in Microsoft Azure and Azure PAAS services (SQL, Service Bus, Service Fabric, Data Lake, PowerBI)
  • Infrastructure Security - Experience with the integration of common infrastructure security technologies and solutions into business solution architectures including the integration of identity & access management, intrusion detection and prevention, security monitoring, and data encryption solutions.
  • Identity and Access Management - Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, based Identity and Access Management and Authorization design experience and integration with IDaaS and Federation technologies.
  • Working experience with Open Source web technologies and programming languages, preferable with experiences in InfoSec Code Review.

    Qualifications (Must Have)
  • Significant experience in implementing security in a Microsoft Azure environment and practical knowledge of implementing global systems using a primarily PaaS and SaaS architecture.
  • Direct knowledge of IT system architecture concepts and Cloud technology, as well as supporting technology such as IAM, network security, firewalls, user account management, audit and logging, and other security concepts as outlined in ISO27001/2, OWASP and related regional security standards.
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; or equivalent work experience. CISSP, CCSP, CISM, or similar security certifications preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with stakeholders ranging from developer to architects to business leaders to EY's clients.
  • Fluent with French and English

Qualifications (Ideally)
  • Although not required, it is preferred that candidates possess additional working security experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
  • Operational Security - Experience with defining operational models and procedures for business solutions including the operation and maintenance of infrastructure and application security controls.
  • Information Security Standards - Knowledge of common information security standards such as: ISO 27001/27002, CSA and CIS Controls, etc
  • Cloud security certifications such as AZ-500 Azure Security Engineer
  • Product Management - working with a broader business team on aspects of security that affect all phases from concept to design to implementation and then operational support.

What we look for

We are looking for individuals with a passion for information security and demonstrated ability to apply their knowledge to new and emerging technologies that are supporting the growth strategy of a global professional services firm.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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